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June 01, 2018  DEA provides update on opioid shortage Posted May 9, 2018 The Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement April 10 on the ongoing opioid shortages affecting both human and veterinary medicine. "In order to prevent any pharmaceutical drug shortage that negatively impacts patients, DEA is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, drug manufacturers, wholesale distributors and hospital associations to ensure that patients have access to necessary hospital-administered pain medications," according to the DEA statement. "These include certain injectable products that contain morphine, hydromorphone, meperidine, and fentanyl." "In recent months, the...

Get registered for the Equine Hind Suspensory Ligament and Stifle Ultrasound Lecture and Wet Lab presented by Dr. Diane Isbell Dr. Diane Isbell graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Having grown up with an equine background, it was natural for her to gravitate towards practicing equine medicine. While attending UC Davis, Dr. Isbell was introduced to the early ultrasound imaging by her professor, Dr. Carol Gillis, DVM PhD who founded the ultrasound department at UC Davis. Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 Time: 8 AM - 5:15 PM Location: Lecture at...

The State/Federal Accreditation Seminar for the state of Idaho will be held: Date: Monday, June 4, 2018 Time: 8 AM - 5 PM Place: Idaho State Department of Agriculture (2270 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712) Continuing Education credits: 8 hrs. If you plan to attend, please call Veterinary Services at 208-373-1620 or Animal Industries at 208-332-8540. More information can be found here - Vet-Accred-Seminar-6-4-18...

Assemblyman introduces bill that would allow vets to prescribe cannabis for pets Friday, April 20, 2018 09:49PM - By Denise Dador LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- http://abc7.com/3372149/ Research shows people aren't the only ones who can find pain relief from cannabis - turns out weed is also helping some of our four-legged friends. Meet Chorizo. They call him "Cho" for short. He's an older pit bull mix and unofficial mascot at the Milo Foundation, an animal rescue organization. "We don't know exactly how old he is, but the homeless fellow who ended up giving him to us said he...

Opening Reception with Exhibitors Catch up with colleagues and take a pulse of the industry’s latest products and solutions. While you mingle, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and a beverage from the cash bar. All attendees and guests are welcome!   Thank you, 2018 Exhibitors! Aesculight Bank of America Practice Solutions Boehringer Ingelheim E.I. Medical Elanco Fujifilm SonoSite Henry Schein Animal Health Hill's Pet Nutrition IDEXX Jorgensen Laboratories Medical Imaging, Inc. Multimin, USA MWI Animal Health Nutramax Labs Omni Practice Group Phoenix Lab Royal Canin Sound Zoetis ...

Published April 6, 2018 at 01:39PM - http://www.bendbulletin.com An opioid shortage affecting how hospitals care for patients has reached veterinary clinics and how they sedate pets during surgery. Since last year, less opioid medications have been manufactured because of concerns about the oversupply of the addictive drugs. And production facilities for opioids such as morphine and Dilaudid have shut down because of damage from the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico and floods in Texas in 2017. Hospitals, and now veterinary clinics, have to stockpile the sedatives they have, and are turning to alternative medications. The effect is...

2018 Legislative Session and 2017 Interim The IVMA spent much of the legislative interim working with the Idaho Board of Pharmacy regarding a major re-write and cutting of its current rules and regulations. As part of the re-write, the BOP was looking to make major changes to its current fee structure. As the IVMA had worked hard to protect the BOVM in 2017, it was imperative that members not be hit with another fee increase during the 2018 legislative session. Through several conversations with BOP staff, we were able to...

Dr. Hugh McCampbell is a retired large animal Veterinarian from Sweetwater, Tennessee.  He was raised on a dairy farm and has worked with horses all his life.  He and his brother had Yorkshire shoats and Shorthorn steers as 4-H Projects growing up. Dr. McCampbell has performed for many years at livestock conventions, Veterinary Meetings, and similar events all across the country.  He is the former Head Extension Veterinarian for Tennessee, and practiced in Texas, 2 places in Oklahoma, and set up his own practice in Sweetwater.  The last 15 years of...

By Jeremy Downing/Press Release | Posted: Fri 4:38 PM, Mar 09, 2018 Cheyenne, Wyo. - A Cheyenne horse has tested positive for rabies, adding to the four cases of skunk rabies found in Laramie County so far in 2018, reported by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory in Laramie. Many people associate rabies in domestic animals with dogs and cats and only consider these animals for vaccination, said Myrna Miller, veterinary virologist with the WSVL. “But in Wyoming, cattle are the most common domestic animal diagnosed with rabies followed by horses, dogs and cats,” she said. The WSLV determined 11...

National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) Update: For those uncertain about their veterinary accreditation status, that status can be verified through the following web page https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/nvap/ct_areavet.   The last name and veterinary National Accreditation Number (NAN) must be entered to access this information. Remember that veterinarians wishing to continue participating in the NVAP must renew their accreditation every 3 years by submitting an application for accreditation renewal and completing supplemental training.  APHIS Approved Supplemental Training (AAST) modules for accreditation renewal are available on-line at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/nvap/ct_aast.  Unfortunately, due to budget limitations ending a government contract, RACE-approved CE credit for these...

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